Our Beloved Vittoria
Main reading room, library of the convent of Sant Antonio, Ischia Ponte. I instantly recognize the famous portrait, even from the distance of the entrance. "Diva Vittoria Colonna", Jules-Joseph Lefebvre. Oil on canvas, circa 1861. Details of portrait behind LJ cut.
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John Collier (British, 1850-1934), Lady Godiva, 1914 https://ru.pinterest.com/pin/70861394116457431/ Годива (англ. Godiva (/ɡəˈdaɪvə/), от латинизированного др.-англ. Godgyfu, Godgifu подаренная Богом; 9801067) англо-саксонская графиня, жена…
Lady Godiva and Earl Leofric
Lady Godiva, was an 11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who, according to a legend dating back at least to the 13th century, rode naked through the streets of Coventry. Lady Godiva took pity on the
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NAKED: A NOVEL OF LADY GODIVA by ELIZA REDGOLD Publication Date: July 14, 2015 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Formats: Ebook, Paperback Pages: 320 Genre: Historical Fiction We know her name. We know of her naked ride. We don’t know her true story. We all know the legend of Lady Godiva, who famously rode […]
Lady Godiva (fl. 1040–1067), was an 11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who rode naked – only covered in her long hair – through the streets of Coventry in order to gain a remission of the oppressive taxation imposed by her husband on his tenants.
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The Legend of Lady Godiva
To the north the citizens of Coventry, in the central England, were for centuries treated to a solemn reenactment of Lady Godiva’s ride through the town. Today tourists visit this site more out of respect for the myth than for historical accuracy, rarely asking whether this event happened at all And who is Lady Godiva? According to the story, she was the matriarch of Coventry who rode naked through the town to save it from paying taxes. There are indeed records of a Godiva who married…